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#1 jarrodnoonan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

Hi all,

 

It's a subject that I'm really interested in learning about. I have been working for my clients since I was 14 and I have charged around £12 per hour ($15). It has really come to light that this is a low price compared to other web developers. 

 

My question to all of you is, how much do you charge per hour?



#2 D4Y0

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:07 PM

That does seam low, i would expect around that if you were employed in a web development role (junior-mid level). I don't freelance and when i do its always for friends/family so i just charge expenses.


Edited by D4Y0, 10 February 2017 - 03:07 PM.


#3 jarrodnoonan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

That does seam low, i would expect around that if you were employed in a web development role (junior-mid level). I don't freelance and when i do its always for friends/family so i just charge expenses.

Yeah, according to what I can find on the internet, it is way below the standard of a web developer's normal pricing scheme. That is why I am so interested in comparing my research to what people actually earn! :)



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

You probably won't get many people divulging their exact rates but as a guide good freelancers might charge in the region of £30-60/hour, really good ones more than that. Small agencies might be charging from round £80/hour upwards, and larger agencies £100+/per hour upwards.

 

It's also worth bearing in mind that some have different rates depending on the client an the particular job, for instance:

 

  • Different rates for private clients (£), small businesses (££), and large businesses (£££)
  • Sometimes rates for general maintenance can be lower per hour, especially if you do annual maintenance contracts

When I started out many years ago in 1998 my rates were comparitively low, but what I did was make small increases in rates for each job till it grew to a more reasonable, sustainable level.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

You probably won't get many people divulging their exact rates but as a guide good freelancers might charge in the region of £30-60/hour, really good ones more than that. Small agencies might be charging from round £80/hour upwards, and larger agencies £100+/per hour upwards.

 

It's also worth bearing in mind that some have different rates depending on the client an the particular job, for instance:

 

  • Different rates for private clients (£), small businesses (££), and large businesses (£££)
  • Sometimes rates for general maintenance can be lower per hour, especially if you do annual maintenance contracts

When I started out many years ago in 1998 my rates were comparitively low, but what I did was make small increases in rates for each job till it grew to a more reasonable, sustainable level.

Thank you for that. I think that I need to understand more about quoting my clients for a price that is fairer on my behalf too. Do you think that it would be worth having some kind of mentor to help with this?



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:58 PM

The average here is £25-35 for freelancers, £100+ for agency contractors. It will vary depending on living costs where you are :)



#7 johnjpete

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:17 PM

I charge around 15 to 20 USD an hour for seo and web design services



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

We charge $24 per hour for big projects and ongoing work. For small projects, we offer a flat rate.



#9 Martin Scurry

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

if your speed is really high for providing task then it is really low charge.



#10 OscarX

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:29 PM

15 dollars!



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:03 PM

30 USD per hour for maintenance and ongoing work. When starting a new project it is better to offer a package of a number of hours in which you will do that amount of work that usually rounds up at a lower amount but gets the project going. If you ask top rate from the beginning you might have the customers walk out on you.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:05 AM

What to charge depends on many factors, what the market rate is, and where your skillset falls within the market - how rare is it, how much value does it give.  developers with in-demand and difficult to acquire skillsets can charge many times more than less skilled developers or those skilled in saturated markets.

 

A very highly skilled JavaScript developer for example can charge upto and over £100 an hour.  I'd say in the US you'd be talking $150-200 per hour.  This is due to a huge rise in JavaScript being used across the stack with frameworks like React, Redux automated testing being in use.  A developer strong in these things is in huge demand by projects that require complex systems to be built.


Edited by rbrtsmith, 19 February 2017 - 09:08 AM.






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